NORDP MENTORING PROGRAM – Applications Now Open!

The NORDP Mentoring Program is a benefit available to all NORDP Members. This program enables research development professionals to network with NORDP colleagues who have volunteered to share their expertise, guidance, and support.

Previous NORDP Mentees are particularly encouraged to pay it forward by offering to serve as Mentors. If you are interested in being a Mentor, a Mentee, or both, please take approximately 10 minutes to complete a short, online form which will be used to guide mentor/mentee matches.

The deadline for applications is Friday, March 16, 2018. Individual Mentor/Mentee matches will be notified prior to the 2018 NORDP Annual Conference in Arlington, Virginia (May 7-9).

Apply to the NORDP Mentoring Program

How it Works
An underlying philosophy of the program is the Mentee drives the relationship and the relationship is reciprocal in nature. Participants have access to a variety of resources to enhance the mentoring relationship.

Participants are matched based upon criteria such as specific area of interest, institution type, years in research development, and goals. Once matched, the two individuals develop and coordinate the collaboration that works best for them. Although there are no formal rules for managing the interactions, we encourage a regular schedule of communication, whether meeting in person or connecting by e-mail, Skype, WebEx, telephone—and certainly getting together at NORDP meetings!

Need More Info?

For questions or to request additional information, email

Consider attending the annual mentorship webinar:

Investing in You: The NORDP Mentor Program for Professional Development
Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST

Program participants Vanity Campbell and Kathy Partlow will share information about the Mentoring Program, and their experiences as mentee and mentor.

Those interested in participating in this webinar opportunity must register to attend. Please complete registration at the link below.


NORDP fosters a culture of inclusive excellence by actively promoting and supporting diversity, inclusion and equity in all its forms to expand our worldview, enrich our work,
and elevate our profession.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: